Thursday, April 29, 2010

Chicken Croissant Sandwich Filling

Boneless, skinless chicken breasts (estimate about 2 people= 1 breast)

Parboil chicken  in 2-3 inches of water 15-20min, flipping half way through.  In the water, along with the chicken add:
1 sliced green onion
2tsp garlic salt
1/4 c lemon juice

Drain the water out.  Allow chicken mixture to cool then shred chicken.

Then mix in:
2c grapes cut in half
Mayonaise to taste (start w/ 1/2c then add more if needed.)
1c. chopped celery
1c crushed pineapple, well drained
2-3 tsp lemon juice (or drained pineapple juice)
1-2 tsp garlic salt, to taste

Spread over croissants and voila!  Great for showers, parties, a lite summer dinner, etc.

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Bacon Cheddar Muffins

8oz maple smoked backon, chopped & cooked
1 egg
2c Bisquick
3/4c shredded cheddar cheese (3oz)
3/4c milk
2TB butter, melted
1/4tsp chili powder

Heat oven 400'F.
Grease muffin tin or use muffin liners.
In medium bowl, beat egg slightly. 
Stir in remaining ingredients and bacon until just moistened.
Divide batter among cups.
Bake 16-19min or until golden brown.

Blackberry Cream Cheese

Picture from google images

My sweet sis-in-law calls this BLACKBERRY DREAM but its really nothing special...just something I made up on a whim to put out with some fruit and crackers. So easy, so yummy.

8 oz softened Neuftchal cheese (you can use cream cheese too)
2-3 tsp lemon juice
1/2 cup powdered sugar (less or more depending on how you like it to taste)
1/2 cup fresh blackberries (less or more depending on how you like it to taste)

Blend it all together until smooth and "dreamy"
Serve with crackers, on toast, to dip fruit in, whatever.

Saturday, April 24, 2010

Breakfast Bake

1 can (8oz) refrigerated crescent dinner rolls
1 pkg (8oz) Oscar Mayer Smoked Ham, chopped
6 eggs
1/2 c cold milk
1/2 tsp pepper
1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese

Heat oven to 350'F.
Unroll dough in 13x9 inch baking dish; press to cover bottom of dish, firmly pressing holes and seams together to seal.

Sprinkle ham over crust. Beat eggs, milk and pepper with whisk until blended; pour over ham. Top with cheeses

Bake 25 min or until center is set. I usually bake for 30-35 min. uncovered

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Baked Chicken Breasts

2-3 whole chicken breasts, halved
2 Tb butter
10 3/4oz cream of chicken soup
1/2c dry sherry
1tsp driend tarragon, rosemary, or both
1tsp worcestershire sauce
1/4tsp garlic powder
4pz can mushrooms, drained

Place chicken breats in slow cooker.
In saucepan, combine remaining ingredients. 
Heat until smooth and hot. 
Pour over chicken.
Cover.  Cook on low 8-10hrs.
(The sauce makes an excellent gravy over mashed potatoes.)

Tuesday, April 20, 2010
Chicken Curry

4 chicken breat halves
1 small onion, chopped
2 sweet potatoes cubed
2/3 c orange juice
1 garlic clove, minced
1 tsp. chicken bouillon granules
1 tsp. salt
1/4 tsp. pepper
4 tsp curry powder
2TB cornstarch
2TB cold water


sliced green onions
shredded coconut

Place chicken in slow cooker.
Cover with onions and sweet potatoes.
Combine orange juice, garlic, chicken bouillon, salt, pepper, and curry powder.  Pour over vegetables.
Cover.  Cook on low 5-6 hours.
Remove chicken and begetables and keep warm.
Turn slow cooker to high.  Dissolve cornstarch in cold water.
Stir into sauce in slow cooker.
Cover.  Cook on high 15-20min.
Serve chicken and sauce over rice.
Sprinkle with your choice of toppings.
image from photobucket

Flank Steak Marinade-- go ahead, splurge on a nice cut of meat and indulge because this is worth it!

1/2lb flank steak per person
1c brown sugar
1c olive oil
1c soy sauce
2 c pineapple juice
1 t ginger
1 clove garlic minced

Mix all the ingredients together.  Marinade 24 hours.  Cook 5 min on each side.

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Oatmeal Banana Bread

image from google images

I have meddled around in Banana Bread recipes for so long and have never found one that is truly my taste buds' romantic interest. But I think I've figured it out. I've put it together from the best of about 6 different recipes I've tried and vwalah, the love affair has begun. Try it out and tell me if your taste buds have any of the same feelings for it.

1 1/2 sticks salted butter
8 oz Neuftchal Cheese
1 cup white sugar
1 cup brown sugar
1 whole egg + 1 egg white
3-4 ripened bananas
1 tsp vanilla

1 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp baking soda
1 tsp salt
2 tsp cinnamon
1 1/2 cups white flour
1 1/2 cups wheat flour
1 cup quick oats

1 cup pecans/walnuts
1 cup semi sweet chocolate chips

Cream together first set of ingredients then slowly add the dry ingredients altogether
If wanted, add nuts and/or chocolate chips last

Preheat oven to 350 degrees
Bake in 2 loaf pans for 50-60 minutes